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Overkill: The Art of Tomer Hanuka Hardcover – September 16, 2011
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It's hard to miss the bright pink clothed cover on any bookshelf. The book is a large format 104-page hardcover. Overkill collects mainly his commercial works with a handful of personal pieces. He has done work for Playboy magazine so there are some sex themed illustrations included.
His illustrations are highly imaginative, at times psychedelic. Most revolve around dark subject matter. The first illustration in the book shows an old baby something being born out of someone's mouth.
Many of his work feature strong juxtaposition, either through imagery or the use of colours. His colour palette is quite arresting, particularly for pieces that use strong complementary colours. He doesn't use much gradient for his colours so they look very manga style. I had actually thought he was a Japanese artist because of his colouring. And his composition is masterful.
Also available is a limited edition of the book with a slipcase and an A4 print of a girl with a giant lizard. You can get that at Upperplayground website.
This is a great art book. You can check out more work on his website.
(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
On the technical side: the hardcover is very nice and won't easily take damage, the paper is everything is printed on is good and the images are printed clearly on it. The images take up as much space as they can on each page, so space is used to it's fullest potential. At the back, there are a couple pages with all the artworks as thumbnails and the title, year, and publication it was used in which is really nice.
An incredible collection of works with an Overkill use of colors, expressions, themes, you name it. Collectors item, artbook, ilustration 101... just do yourself a favor and get this book if you're into dark themes and illustration.
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Looks great on the shelf =)